From the Archive Berliners Blame Allies for Wall Construction

East Germany began building the Berlin Wall on Aug. 13, 1961. A scathing article published by SPIEGEL 10 days later captures the outrage of West Berliners' over the Allies' failure to intervene. As the 50th anniversary of the barrier's construction approaches, we revisit our archive.
West German police and bystanders watch construction of the Berlin Wall in August 1961.

West German police and bystanders watch construction of the Berlin Wall in August 1961.

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Translated from the German by Kristen Allen
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